Ultra-Cheap Face Vise | Home Decor Online Tips

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Ultra-Cheap Face Vise | Home Decor Online Tips

For years I have sanded and hand-planed the edges of the panels by placing them on my workbench. I’ve never been able to squeeze a bench vise into my woodworking budget, so I came up with this quick and inexpensive clamping rail.

I recessed a 36-inch long 2 x 6 into the face of my workbench and secured it with wood glue and mounting bolts. I kept the clamp guide under the surface of the workbench and flush with the surface of my workbench.

The clamp rail extends downward from the underside of the bench front rail approximately 3-1 / 2 “. Now, whenever I need to sand or plane the edge of a panel, I simply hold the panel on the bench. I work and fix it with a couple of clamps. I can hold it at any height I need and it won’t move.Aron S. McLoughlin


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